It appears the St. Louis Cardinals' long waiting period will continue as their three-game series with the Pittsburgh Pirates reportedly has been postponed.
According to multiple reports, the Pirates canceled their scheduled Sunday night charter flight to St. Louis as the Cardinals continue to battle an outbreak of COVID-19. ESPN's Jeff Passan later reported that the full series had been postponed.
In all, nine St. Louis players and seven staff members have tested positive for the virus. Three of those results came just days ago as the Cardinals prepared to host the Chicago Cubs this weekend for a three-game series, which was postponed.
The Cardinals have played just five games on the season and none since July 29.
In addition to the Cubs series, Major League Baseball also postponed three Cardinals games in Milwaukee and four in Detroit.
The Cardinals already had been scheduled to play five seven-inning doubleheaders in an attempt to make up the lost games with the Brewers and Tigers and have just two off days scheduled the rest of the season.
The Cardinals are scheduled to play a doubleheader in Detroit on Thursday -- added on a previously scheduled off day -- before heading the Chicago to play three games against the White Sox.
--Field Level Media